wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Thelphusian
Thelygonum Cynocrambe
Thelyphonus
Thelyphonus giganteus
Thelypteridaceae
Thelypteris
Thelypteris dryopteris
Thelypteris hexagonoptera
Thelypteris palustris
Thelypteris palustris pubescens
Thelypteris phegopteris
Thelypteris simulata
Thelytokous
thematic
Thematic Apperception Test
Thematic catalogue
thematic vowel
thematically
Theme
theme and variations
theme park
theme pub
theme song
themed
Themis

Them definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THEM, pron. the objective case of they, and of both genders. [In our mother tongue, them is an adjective, answering to the, in the dative and ablative cases of both numbers. The common people continue to use it in the plural number as an adjective, for they say, bring them horses, or them horses are to be led to water.]
Go ye to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Matthew 25.
Then shall the king say to them on his right hand, come, ye blessed of my Father-- Matthew 25.

Merriam Webster's

I. pronoun Date: bef 12th century objective case of they 1. they 1 used as object of a verb or preposition <took them back> <gave it to them> 2. those used especially as antecedent to a relative pronoun <the best of them that speak this speech Shakespeare> used as the subject of a verb chiefly in nonstandard speech and for humorous effect <them is fighting words> II. adjective Date: 1594 nonstandard those used chiefly in nonstandard speech and for humorous effect

Oxford Reference Dictionary

pron. & adj. --pron. 1 objective case of THEY (I saw them). 2 colloq. they (it's them again; is older than them). 3 archaic themselves (they fell and hurt them). --adj. sl. or dial. those (them bones). Etymology: ME theim f. ON: see THEY

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

She She, pron. [sing. nom. She; poss. Her. or Hers; obj. Her; pl. nom. They; poss. Theiror Theirs; obj. Them.] [OE. she, sche, scheo, scho, AS. se['o], fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; cf. OS. siu, D. zij, G. sie, OHG. siu, s[=i], si, Icel. s[=u], sj[=a], Goth. si she, s[=o], fem. article, Russ. siia, fem., this, Gr. ?, fem. article, Skr. s[=a], sy[=a]. The possessive her or hers, and the objective her, are from a different root. See Her.] 1. This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of. She loved her children best in every wise. --Chaucer. Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid. --Gen. xviii. 15. 2. A woman; a female; -- used substantively. [R.] Lady, you are the cruelest she alive. --Shak. Note: She is used in composition with nouns of common gender, for female, to denote an animal of the female sex; as, a she-bear; a she-cat.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Speed Speed, v. t. 1. To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor. ``Fortune speed us!'' --Shak. With rising gales that speed their happy flight. --Dryden. 2. To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry. He sped him thence home to his habitation. --Fairfax. 3. To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite. Judicial acts . . . are sped in open court at the instance of one or both of the parties. --Ayliffe. 4. To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo. ``Sped with spavins.'' --Shak. A dire dilemma! either way I 'm sped. If foes, they write, if friends, they read, me dead. --Pope. 5. To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey. Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest. --Pope. God speed you, them, etc., may God speed you; or, may you have good speed. Syn: To dispatch; hasten; expedite; accelerate; hurry.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Them Them ([th][e^]m), pron. [AS. [eth][=ae]m, dat. pl. of the article, but influenced by the Scand. use of the corresponding form [thorn]eim as a personal pronoun. See They.] The objective case of they. See They. Go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. --Matt. xxv. 9. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father. --Matt. xxv. 34. Note: Them is poetically used for themselves, as him for himself, etc. Little stars may hide them when they list. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

He He (h[=e]), pron. [nom. He; poss. His (h[i^]z); obj. Him (h[i^]m); pl. nom. They ([th][=a]); poss. Their or Theirs ([th][^a]rz or [th][=a]rz); obj. Them ([th][e^]m).] [AS. h?, masc., he['o], fem., hit, neut.; pl. h[=i], or hie, hig; akin to Ofries. hi, D. hij, OS. he, hi, G. heute to-day, Goth. himma, dat. masc., this, hina, accus. masc., and hita, accus. neut., and prob. to L. his this. [root]183. Cf. It.] 1. The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated. Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. --Gen. iii. 16. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve. --Deut. x. 20. 2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. --Prov. xiii. 20. 3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively. --Chaucer. I stand to answer thee, Or any he, the proudest of thy sort. --Shak. Note: When a collective noun or a class is referred to, he is of common gender. In early English, he referred to a feminine or neuter noun, or to one in the plural, as well as to noun in the masculine singular. In composition, he denotes a male animal; as, a he-goat.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. Note: 'Them' is a third person plural pronoun. 'Them' is used as the object of a verb or preposition. 1. You use them to refer to a group of people, animals, or things. Kids these days have no one to tell them what's right and wrong... His dark socks, I could see, had a stripe on them. PRON: v PRON, prep PRON 2. You use them instead of 'him or her' to refer to a person without saying whether that person is a man or a woman. Some people think this use is incorrect. It takes great courage to face your child and tell them the truth. PRON: v PRON, prep PRON 3. In non-standard spoken English, them is sometimes used instead of 'those'. 'Our Billy doesn't eat them ones,' Helen said. DET

Moby Thesaurus

I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, better self, bureaucracy, directorate, ego, ethical self, he, her, herself, hierarchy, higher echelons, higher-ups, him, himself, inner man, inner self, it, management, me, ministry, my humble self, myself, number one, officialdom, oneself, other self, ourselves, prelacy, ruling class, ruling classes, self, she, subconscious self, subliminal self, superego, the Establishment, the administration, the authorities, the ingroup, the interests, the people upstairs, the power elite, the power structure, the top, themselves, they, top brass, you, yours truly, yourself, yourselves



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup